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Monday, December 19, 2011

12 Days Before Christmas: Day 7 with A Creative Mint

Over the next 12 days leading up to Christmas I have invited friends and people I am inspired by to share a few words. Today is Day 7.


Leslie Shewring lives in Canada and loves colour so much she has a website called A Creative Mint dedicated to her photography of colour schemes as well as her various creative projects.



I know by visiting Leslie's blog that I will be inspired to paint, craft, style, create and surround myself with colour. There are lots of ideas to take away from her projects. And have you seen her column on decor8 - Color Me Pretty?


I asked Leslie:

What colours do you see us being drawn to in 2012?

I think bright bold colors like cobalt blue, clean lemon, and orange reds, will still be going strong into 2012. Pantone believes the "it" color will be Tangerine, which is a pretty fun color to try out. I tend to experiment with a color in fashion first, maybe a Tangerine cardigan or a little nail polish if I am unsure! Then, if I love the color after wearing it for a little while I may try some of that tone in my house, just a small amount at a time.


Adding these "pops" of bold color seems to be the way to go in 2012. I would not wear them head to toe, nor would I paint an entire room in Tangerine. Rather, think about inexpensive and non-committal ways of bringing color into your home and wardrobe to update your look. A bright screen-printed cushion cover, an interesting piece of colorful art from Etsy, or maybe some new little bowls in a bright pattern to display on an open shelf. Same with clothing, maybe try out a belt, some bangles or beads in a new color. Simple ways to dabble and play in bright bold colors that you may normally shy away from.



Thank you, Leslie!

(Images by Leslie Shewring)


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